History Literature / AmericanPsycho

13th Jan '18 2:33:41 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MadnessMantra: [=McDermott=]'s "red snapper pizza". Bateman [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by thinking "[=McDermott=] has found a mantra for the evening."

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* MadnessMantra: In an early chapter at a restaurant, [=McDermott=]'s persistence in wanting everyone to order a "red snapper pizza".pizza" leads to him chanting for the menu item over and over while everyone else at the table is focused talking about other inane issues. Bateman [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by thinking "[=McDermott=] has found a mantra for the evening."
15th Dec '17 4:16:03 AM SeanMurrayI
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Inverted. Paul Owen enters the play from the audience, handing out his business card to people on his way down the aisle, before joining the other characters on on stage.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Inverted. Paul Owen enters the play from the audience, handing out his business card to people on his way down the aisle, before joining the other characters on on stage.
14th Dec '17 3:49:35 PM SeanMurrayI
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* AppealToAuthority: In an early chapter, Patrick angrily rants at [=McDermott=] about the quality of the "red snapper pizza" served at a restaurant, which he says is terrible because "the shithead chef who cooks here overbakes everything." A few chapters later, [=McDermott=] shares a news clipping with Patrick quoting Donald Trump, who [=McDermott=] notes is Patrick's "hero", as saying the same restaurant serves the best pizza in Manhattan. In light of this, Patrick quickly changes his earlier opinion.

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* AppealToAuthority: In an early chapter, Patrick angrily rants at [=McDermott=] about the quality of the "red snapper pizza" served at a restaurant, which he Patrick says is terrible because "the shithead chef who cooks here overbakes everything." A few chapters later, [=McDermott=] shares shows Patrick a news clipping with Patrick quoting Donald Trump, who [=McDermott=] notes is sarcastically hails as Patrick's "hero", as saying that the same restaurant serves the best pizza in all of Manhattan. In light of After reading this, Patrick quickly changes his earlier opinion.
30th Nov '17 11:01:13 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancee Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he wonders aloud if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs in traffic.

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** In the book and film, during a limo ride with his fiancee Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that mistress Courtney, Patrick would rather not talk about, he wonders tries to ignore Courtney's drugged state while wondering aloud if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs in traffic.


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* AppealToAuthority: In an early chapter, Patrick angrily rants at [=McDermott=] about the quality of the "red snapper pizza" served at a restaurant, which he says is terrible because "the shithead chef who cooks here overbakes everything." A few chapters later, [=McDermott=] shares a news clipping with Patrick quoting Donald Trump, who [=McDermott=] notes is Patrick's "hero", as saying the same restaurant serves the best pizza in Manhattan. In light of this, Patrick quickly changes his earlier opinion.
--> "Listen, if the pizza at Pastels is okay with Donny, it's okay with me."
30th Nov '17 9:56:01 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In the book, when Detective Kimball visit's Bateman's office, Patrick successfully derails the conversation about Paul Owen's disappearance by directing the detective's attention to the copy of Donald Trump's book ''The Art of the Deal'' on top of his desk and asking him if he's read it.

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** In the book, when Detective Kimball visit's Bateman's office, Patrick successfully derails the conversation about Paul Owen's disappearance by directing the detective's attention to the copy of Donald Trump's book ''The Art of the Deal'' on top of his desk and asking him Kimball if he's read it.
30th Nov '17 9:54:13 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: Whenever anybody around Patrick is speaking about something that puts him at unease (or if he is feeling uneasy about things on his own mind), Patrick frequently evokes his idol Donald Trump (or his first wife, Ivana) in effort to put himself back in control.
** In the book and film, when meeting Paul Owen/Allen for lunch, as Paul complains about the restaurant being nearly empty and Patrick is on edge knowing he hopes to bring him back to his apartment, Patrick exclaims he sees Ivana Trump in the restaurant with them.
** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancée Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he wonders aloud if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs.

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* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: Whenever anybody around Patrick is speaking about something that puts him at unease (or if he is feeling uneasy about things on his own mind), Patrick frequently evokes his idol Donald Trump (or his first wife, Ivana) in effort efforts to put himself back in control.
** In the book and film, when meeting Paul Owen/Allen for lunch, as Paul complains about the restaurant being nearly empty and Patrick is on edge knowing he hopes to bring him convince Paul to come back to his apartment, Patrick exclaims he sees Ivana Trump in the restaurant with them.
** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancée fiancee Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he wonders aloud if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs.theirs in traffic.



** In the book, when meeting his brother Sean for his birthday at Dorsia, jealous that his brother was able to get a table, Patrick outright lies about personally knowing Donald Trump, has plans to attend a party of his, and could introduce him to Sean.

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** In the book, when meeting his brother Sean for his birthday at Dorsia, jealous that his brother was able to get a table, Patrick outright lies about personally knowing Donald Trump, has having plans to attend a party of his, and could being able to introduce him to Sean.
28th Nov '17 8:49:59 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancée Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he ask if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs.

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** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancée Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he ask wonders aloud if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs.
28th Nov '17 8:47:34 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: Whenever anybody around Patrick is speaking about something that puts him at unease (or if he is feeling uneasy about things on his own mind), Patrick frequently evokes his idol Donald Trump (or his first wife, Ivana) in effort to put himself back in control.
** In the book and film, when meeting Paul Owen/Allen for lunch, as Paul complains about the restaurant being nearly empty and Patrick is on edge knowing he hopes to bring him back to his apartment, Patrick exclaims he sees Ivana Trump in the restaurant with them.
** In the film, during a limo ride with his fiancée Evelyn, as Evelyn talks on at length about wedding plans that Patrick would rather not talk about, he ask if Donald Trump's limo is beside theirs.
** In the book, when nervously meeting his ex-girlfriend Bethany for lunch, Patrick makes up a story about recently returning to New York after a flight on the Trump Shuttle.
** In the book, when meeting his brother Sean for his birthday at Dorsia, jealous that his brother was able to get a table, Patrick outright lies about personally knowing Donald Trump, has plans to attend a party of his, and could introduce him to Sean.
** In the book, when Detective Kimball visit's Bateman's office, Patrick successfully derails the conversation about Paul Owen's disappearance by directing the detective's attention to the copy of Donald Trump's book ''The Art of the Deal'' on top of his desk and asking him if he's read it.
28th Oct '17 5:31:26 PM ClintEastwood
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* ConversationCasualty: Patrick Bateman certainly ''contemplates'' taking a nail gun to the head of a lady he's chatting up.

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* ConversationCasualty: Patrick Bateman certainly ''contemplates'' taking a nail gun to the head of a lady he's chatting up.Jean's head.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Bateman watches a porn film featuring a threesome and ends up doing that later. He also watches a ''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' film and then kills a woman with a chainsaw.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Bateman watches a porn film featuring a threesome and ends up doing that later. He also watches a ''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974'' film and then kills a woman with a chainsaw.
28th Oct '17 5:08:29 PM ClintEastwood
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:: Although, there is a sense of dark {{Irony}} in how Patrick rationalizes these feelings, because nobody around him ever does notice or mourn the deaths of his other victims, yet the boy he kills is grieved by the child's distraught mother.

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:: ** Although, there is a sense of dark {{Irony}} in how Patrick rationalizes these feelings, because nobody around him ever does notice or mourn the deaths of his other victims, yet the boy he kills is grieved by the child's distraught mother.
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